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PreSonus Remembers Robert Levin

We lost a good one. Robert Levin passed away on November 25. Robert was literally raised in his dad’s music store, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, and grew to eventually run the family business along with his siblings. In doing so, they maintained dad’s well-deserved twin legacies of impeccable customer service and good ol’ hard work. Before Robert’s passing, the torch was passed to his son, Adam, who share responsibilities with his siblings;  Alan and Abbe. This brings Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center into its third generation as a family business.

Rick Naqvi recalls, “Robert was one of PreSonus’ earliest dealers, when we introduced our first product, the DCP-8. From that point forward he always offered us words of advice and encouragement in his most recognizable style as we went forward to become great business partners. Robert was one of the unique personalities in our industry, and we cherished his many contributions and of course his friendship.”

We’ll miss you, Robert. Please take a moment here with Rick to raise a glass to our departed friend.

In lieu of flowers, the Levin family has requested that donations be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. If you have fond memories of Robert, as many of us do, you are welcome and encouraged to post them here.

  • Mike Gerry

    We all lost a very good and dear friend. He truly was one of a kind! Yes he was my boss for the last 23 years, however, Robert and the entire Levin family always treated me and my family as part of their family. For that I will always be grateful and I am truly blessed. I will miss him badly!

  • Dominic Cappelletti

    What a great story. He was prankster but brutally honest. The advice he would give, if you didn’t listen and take heed, he would offer it to someone else (btw, I still use an ACP-88 today). Maybe you need to have a “Levin Legacy Series product” in the line from here on out. That would be a cool tribute to Chuck, Marge and Robert. Heck to the whole family. BTW, I work for the other side of Chuck’s which is the part Robert owned, Washington Professional Systems (WPS). We are all one big happy family and it’s good to see folks paying tribute to him, thank you. Those shoes and suspenders will be missed for sure.